Semana Santa: It’s Not Easy

The second segment of the large Semana Santa procession we saw in Málaga brought Maria Santísima De Nueva Esperanza (Blessed Mary of New Hope). After the lush purples of the previous penitents (see the previous post), these penitents in green and white seem very understated.

(Again, click any image for biblical proportions.)

TRYING TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE SCATTERED PENITENTS.
STOP IN THE NAME OF…
HOODS POINTING DUE NORTH.
MARY IS ON HER WAY.
SAD-EYED.
BAREFOOT.  UNSHOD.  DISCALCED…  DESCALZO.
SILVER HATS FOR THE AFTER-PARTY?
MARY ARRIVES IN A CLOUD OF INCENSE.
READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP.
IN PERFECT POLISH.
AND THE BAND (ONE OF THREE) PLAYED ON.
A “SAETERA” SINGING FROM A TERRACE.
(A SAETA IS A TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS SONG.)
LOOKING BACK FROM ACROSS THE STREET AS WE HEAD HOME.

It’s not easy…

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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